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Weston, Sidney Eugene
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl and m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 7th VT INF, 8/27/64, m/o 7/14/65 [College: UVM 71]
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Birth: 08/14/1847, Chester, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, New Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1890, VT
College?: UVM 71
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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3rd Great Grandfather of Michael L. Piper, Lowell, MA
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Eugene S. Weston
Weston, Eugene Sydney, of Newfane, son of Freeman F. and Sarah J. (Evans) Weston, was born in Cavendish, August 14, 1847.
His early education was obtained in the district schools and Chester Academy. Having decided upon the medical profession he entered the office of Dr. Z. G. Harrington of Chester as a student and attended lectures in the medical departments of Dartmouth College and the University of Vermont, receiving his diploma from the latter in 1871.
After graduation he first located in Heath, Mass., but soon removed to Coleraine, where he had a large practice for three years. In 1874 he moved to Pittsfield, Mass., and remained there two years being town physician and also physician at the house of correction. In 1879 he located in Newfane where he has since resided. He has been a member of both the Massachusetts and Vermont Medical Societies.
He is a prominent Free Mason and for nearly a quarter of a century he has been an active worker and has taken a deep interest in the welfare and prosperity of the order. He has served three terms as W. M. of Blazing Star Lodge, No. 23, of Townshend; has been high priest of Fort Dummer Royal Arch Chapter in Brattleboro; is grand lecturer in the Grand Lodge and grand scribe in the Grand Chapter of Vermont. For two years he was district deputy grand master of the 8th Masonic District, and has held appointments on some of the standing committees in Grand Lodge and Chapter for several years.
Republican in politics he was elected in 1892 to represent Newfane in the General Assembly.
Dr. Weston enlisted during the civil war, at the age of seventeen, as private in Co. C, 7th Vt. Vols., and served till the close of the struggle, when he received an honorable discharge. His only battle was at the siege of Spanish Fort near Mobile, Alabama. He has always taken an active part in matters pertaining to the G.A.R., and is a member of Birchard Post, No. 65, of which he is a past commander.
Dr. Weston was married, June 6, 1871, to Eva S., daughter of Richard H. and Mary E. (Crowley) Hall of Athens, and has four children: Lena M., Alfred F., Bertha E., and Grace F.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 425.
Dr. Eugene Sidney Weston died at his home at an early hour Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, in the 76th year of his age, from a complication of diseases, which had been undermining his health for the past five years. His last illness was barely of two weeks duration. He was born in Cavendish, receiving his education in Chester academy and attending medical lectures at both Dartmouth and University of Vermont, receiving his diploma from the latter institution in 1871. He practiced his profession eight years in Massachusetts, returning to Newfane in 1879. He represented this town in the General Assembly in 1892-94. Dr. Weston was a Civil war veteran, enlisting at the age of 17 and serving until the close of the war, but participating in only one battle. He was always interested in G. A. R. Activities as well as Free Masonry, in which he took a prominent and active part until the close of his life. He had held prominent offices in the lodge and chapter, was a member of the Knights Templar and closed his career in Masonry by serving as Grand Master of the Grand lodge for two years. Had he lived until June he would have attended the 50th annual meeting of the Grand lodge of Vermont. For some years he had been engaged in making reports in State Masonry. Dr. Weston located in New Haven with his family nearly 30 years ago, where he had a good practice for many years. Ill health caused his retirement about five years ago from professional work.
Dr. Weston was for many years town treasurer and moderator of various town meetings, being an especially good presiding officer. He was first married to Miss Eva Hall of Athens in 1871. Four children were born to them. Mrs. Weston died in 1917. In Jan. 1, 1919, he was married to Miss Mertie E. Kingsley, who survives him, together with three daughters, Mrs. Lena Hayes of Durand, Mich., Mrs. C. W. Sherman of New Haven, and Mrs. E. H. Squier of Cambridge; several grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also one sister, Mrs. James Sawyer of Chester.
Funeral services were held from his late home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. W. E. Page officiating. The pall bearers were E. H. Squier, L. W. Sturtevant, N. H. Kingsley, C. E Kingsley and C. E. Sawyer. Interment was in the family lot in Evergreen cemetery. Those from away to attend were Mrs. James Sawyer, E. H. Squier and family of Cambridge, Wilbur Kingsley of Port Henry, C. E. Kingsley and family and Mrs. G. S. Sneden, Drs. Edmonds and Briggs of Bristol, Drs. Phelps and Caisse of Vergennes, A. S. Harriman and A. W. Eddy of Middlebury.
Source: Middlebury Record, December 7, 1922
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.